Rinzai Maui Obon Festival

The 2017 Rinzai Maui Obon Festival is being held August 19th
the Service begins at 6pm and the Dance Starts at 7pm

The Rinzai Zen Mission is pleased to invite you, your family, and friends to our Obon service and dance. Please come and experience the traditional dance styles
of Okinawa, the only one of its kind on Maui.

Helping to celebrate will be our wonderful supporters Rev. Hoshi, Rev. Kajiro, and Rev.Chisaka with daughter Tae from Myoshinji School of Rinzai Zen in Japan.

We look forward to seeing all of you as we share our live Okinawan music and performances as well as the delicacies offered by the Maui Okinawa Kenjin Kai.

In Gassho,
Alan Nago, President
and Board of Directors
Rinzai Zen Mission

Bazaar items will be accepted on Saturday morning, August 19, beginning at 8:00 a.m.

We welcome donations of baked goods, pickles, plants, flowers, and vegetables. No rice dishes, please, and also no items with cream fillings or homemade frosting (commercial frosting okay).

Regarding food items, please provide ingredient labels, listing ingredients in descending order of quantity. And please enclose containers in plastic wrap or baggies to
prevent ants from getting into them.

Thank you for your generosity.

Handicapped parking with placard will be the same, in temple grounds. All others will be asked to park in the soccer field. (Entrance is on the right before entrance to the temple.) Maui Zendo will be in charge of parking so please follow their instructions.

Obon home service
Rev. Yamaguchi is ready to take phone calls from you who wish to have an Obon service at home. Please make an appointment by calling 268-2209.

The Maui Nui OBON Schedule is as follows
  • August 11 (Fri)/ 12 (Sat) Lahaina Hongwanji Mission service 6:30 p.m.; dance 7:30 p.m.
  • August 19 (Sat) Paia Rinzai Zen Mission service 6 p.m.; dance 7 p.m.
  • August 26 (Sat) Kula Shofukuji Mission 53 Upper Kula Rd., service 6:30 p.m.; dance 7:30 p.m.
  • September 9 (Sat) Hana Buddhist Temple dance 5 p.m.
Photos below by Masako Cordray

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